Spent the weekend in Napa and the weather was wonderful, the food amazing, and the wine was incredible! I met lovely people and cannot wait to return.
My latest article “Another Honeymoon” was published in print and online in Generations Magazine, a publication in Southwest Florida. You can view the article here
It was a unique article. Because of the nature of the topic, I was able to write in first person and it was a personal story. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at the same resort where we had spent our honeymoon, South Seas Resort on Captiva Island, Florida.
I hope you enjoy the article and if you have never visited South Seas Resort, I hope you go!
This celebration will include entertainment and the delicious Fromajardas. Fromajardas are a moon shaped pastry filled with cheese. Come help us relive the Fromajardas Story of the past. This event will be located in the Cathedral Basilica Courtyard with a High Tea with Royal Family of St. Augustine to follow after this event. Should be fun!
I love that architect, fashion, and interior design has combined for this great show. The contemporary look of the bath in the attached photos is particularly appealing.
“No more is the bathroom strictly utilitarian. Increasingly, it is a sanctuary for indulgence, more spa than pit stop on the way to the office or out for the evening.
Design firms are taking note of trend, and have begun to enter one of the fastest-growing luxury furniture sectors, worth 2.8 billion euros globally last year.
Kartell, the Italian design leader, launched its first-ever collection intended for the bathroom, teaming up with the Swiss fixture maker Laufen and designers Ludovica and Roberto Palomba.
“I noticed more than two years ago that the bathroom is becoming more and more important,” said Kartell president Claudio Luti. “Now, people want to find the comfort there that you have in the rest of the house. It becomes total living.”
The Palomba design team used Laufen’s latest technology, a ceramic called SaphirKeramik that is 30 percent lighter and easier to shape, to create graceful bathtubs and washbasins and sanitary fixtures.
The tub and sinks are freestanding and floor-mounted for a clean and spare look. Overflow drains can be hidden, and Kartell has designed colorful disks that fit over external faucets to incorporate utility.
The fixtures are paired with transparent cabinets, shelves, stools and towel racks in Kartell’s signature transparent plastic — also in warm colors like orange and blue — that allow many configurations to customize the space.” Source:
I’m happy to introduce you to Generations Magazine in Sanibel Island Florida. My article on celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary by returning to Sanibel and SouthSeas Resort is found in the Spring 2013 issue. Interested? Here it is: http://totimedia.com/dm/?f=Generations%2f2013%2fSpring#page/56
The Resort is incredible and holds fond memories for us. We have traveled back throughout the years for getaways but this trip was truly special.
Brrrrr….I am in Tampa Florida this weekend for a conference and it gray, windy, and cold! The view downtown of the waterfront is beautiful and last night the neon lights on the bridge and convention center that change hues was very pretty but what was all the noise? The Pirate ship that circled the inlet firing the cannons at hotels! Getting ready to brave the cold air. I’ll be glad when it’s warm again in Sunny Florida!
I’m in California for three weeks. No photos yet as I am at a workshop and it’s dark when I leave in the morning and dark-with lots of traffic-when I return. However, hope to have some fun things on the weekends to share.
My home town is once again recognized as a great place to visit! It truly is a great place to visit and a great place to live!
A fellow travel writer and friend captured my hometown of St. Augustine, FL beautifully with this video. St. Augustine was recently named one of the top 20 places to visit in 2013 by National Geographic! http://wineormous.com/charming-st-augustine/
It’s kind of funny thing but I have always loved my hometown and yes, I know the history and I know it’s a vacation destination but I still think I kind of take it for granted-how special it really is. So I am very excited that St. Augustine was named one of the 20 “must-see places” in the world for 2013 by National Geographic. Way to go St. Augustine! It’s a beautiful and historic city and is in some great company on this list. Come and visit St. Augustine, FL!